Are you at a point in your life where you want to truly heal yourself? Do you feel you seriously need to detox your body — and maybe emotionally and mentally detox, too? Are you tired of being encouraged to take only medications to solve your health, emotional and mental issues? Are you seeking clarity in your life, but you feel that your body and mind are full of clouds, that truth doesn’t seem to shine through? Or, are you tired of feeling that you don’t believe in yourself or have the courage to do anything?
You notice that your body and mind have been feeling sluggish lately. You feel bad (and even guilty) about the unhealthy meals you’ve been eating lately. Your skin is not as clear as you’d like it. You don’t have as much energy as you used to. You feel heavy – not necessarily physically speaking (or maybe that too) – from so much emotional and mental weight. You really dislike that you are addicted to food, drugs, alcohol or even work. You know your body needs a break.
Maybe you’ve been considering and seeking alternative ways to purify your body, mind and soul and get some help. We know that you don’t want to be part of any fad. You are seeking true change, not the quick fix. You are seeking results. You are seeking ultimate health. You’re not about the temporary or the superficial. You might be interested in water fasting, but don’t feel your ready yet to take on that challenge. This is your first step in exploring fasting (which is awesome!!)
If you don’t heal yourself and change your life, you will not be healthy, happy or spiritual. You will continue to feel negative, lethargic, scattered, lost, unhealthy, overweight, be addicted to alcohol, food, and drugs, be depending on medication, depressed, have high blood pressure, diabetes, etc. Not only does this affect you on many levels, but your immediate family members can be affected too. If you don’t transform, you won’t be happy. And you deserve true happiness.
Juice fasting is a type of fasting to help you detox and cleanse your body by consuming only fruit and vegetable juices. By juicing, you give your digestive system a break, while at the same time giving your body all the nutrients it needs. By bypassing the need to digest, the nutrients enter your bloodstream, quickly giving you lots of energy naturally. There are different reasons to do a juice fast. Most people do it for health reasons, especially to detox and cleanse their body and lose weight. Juice fasting helps release negativities and toxins that often affect our emotional, mental, physical and spiritual health. As a result of a juice fast one may experience increased energy, improved concentration and focus, weight loss, better digestion, stronger immune system, and liver detoxification among many others.
Be in a bubble of spirituality, peace and quiet. During your retreat you will be among monks and nuns whose wisdom and experience fasting will help you achieve your juice fasting goals. Drink only fresh, nutritious and balanced juices. Have a safe experience fasting, receiving the proper guidance, environment and encouragement while you stay in simple and clean rooms where you can relax, cozy up with a book, write endlessly in that journal you’ve been waiting to fill up, view amazing sunsets and sunrises across Siddhayatan’s rolling hills, fill your lungs with pollution-free air, get to participate in healing chants in the morning and evening to start and end your day nicely. Enjoy your stay knowing you are detoxing and healing yourself. What a perfect way to relax during an intense experience!
Fresh, Pure Juices
It depends. Every body is different so there is no promise you will lose a lot or a little weight. Losing weight is normal during any water or juice fast. The longer the juice fast, the more weight you can lose. However, once you break your juice fast and return to eating you will gain some weight back. How much weight gained will depend on how active you are and the diet you return to. If you are looking for a more permanent solution for losing weight then you will need to consider changing your diet and be more active in your life. For example, we teach the Purnam System to help you lose weight through special intensive breathing techniques combined with yoga postures as well as promote the vegetarian diet, which will automatically help you remove all those negative and hurtful toxins. You can do the Purnam Yoga Retreat while juicing and you will feel a big difference as compared to a regular juice fasting experience.
It is normal for you to feel lethargic, sleepy and have headaches. However, it may be the opposite. You can also feel a lot of energy and enjoy being active. It depends on your body. The hardest part is usually the first three days, because this is the main detox process. Every fast is different, so even if you are experienced, the first three days, as well as the rest of your fast can be completely different from your prior juice fasting experiences.
Everyone has broken their fast safely while under our guidance, and some even continued their juice fasting when they returned home.
People have travelled all over the world to come to our spiritual retreat center to do a juice fast because of the spiritual environment, peace and to eliminate distraction. While at home it is easy to be tempted to eat food and fall into your eating habits, especially if you have to cook and feed your family, and the mind will try to make excuses and convince you to go back to eating.
It is up to you what your personal juice fasting goal is. Some come for 2 days, while others have surpassed 40 days. We will support you through your entire fast and encourage you during the times you feel you want to quit.
No, we do not recommend this method of transition as it can hurt your body. It is okay to go from juice to water, but not from water to juice.
If you would like to learn classes during your juice fast experience, you can sign up and register for any workshop. The breathing techniques from the Purnam System will help you release even more toxins. We encourage you to walk daily, sit out in the sun to absorb the energy, participate in mantra class (twice daily), read and write. Sometimes we hold yoga classes for everyone, so we will invite you to join. You are welcome to bring your tablet and laptop if it helps you, though we do not provide any wifi access. We also do not have tv’s, since we are an ashram.
We provide freshly-made juice with fruit and vegetables from our own garden, local farmer’s markets and grocery stores. We provide organic fruits and vegetables as often as possible. We makes juices from the following vegetables/fruits when available and/or in season.
Fruits: apples, strawberries, pineapples, peaches, grapes, berries, lemon, cantaloupe, honeydew, cucumber
Greens/Vegetables: kale, spinach, bok choy, chard, cauliflower, broccoli, lettuce, cabbage, carrots, celery, green/yellow squash, beets
We can also add wheatgrass powder to your fresh juice.
It depends on how much your body needs. Juices, when juice fasting, are considered a meal and not a beverage. We provide two 16 oz juices during the day and guests feel good with this amount. If you drink a quart of fresh juice per day, you will surpass the recommended daily intake of fruits and vegetables. We suggest to drink water during the juice fast, and not only juice, to get the full detox and cleanse benefits.
Please inform and consult with your physician before starting any juice or water fast. If you have a life threatening or contagious disease, are on heavy medications, pregnant or nursing, or have had a kidney or liver transplant, have weak kidneys or only one kidney, we cannot offer you the juice fasting experience.
Part of this retreat includes 12 mantras, which helps you grow spiritually, activate your chakras, increase peace and calmness, and help reduce the negative affects of the mind.
Yes, you can have a silent retreat too. You can ask your questions by writing them on a piece of paper if you wish to communicate with anyone during your stay.
Yes, you can participate in one or multiple workshops at the beginning of your retreat. It will be at the beginning of your fast that you will have enough energy to participate. During a 3-day stay, we do not advise more than two workshops. If you are able to stay 7 days, we offer a 7-Day Spiritual Intensive Retreat which includes 3 workshops. To learn more about adding on an another retreat, click here for more information.
Yes, we do offer private consultations in 30 minute and 1 hour sessions on a first-come, first-serve basis. You can request your private consultation at the time of registration or during your program. To learn more about the private consultation, click here.
It’s completely normal to be nervous, because you might be unfamiliar with spirituality, going to an ashram or retreat center, or learning directly from monks and nuns. Many of our guests have said they wanted to come to the retreat because “it felt right” for so long but were just nervous and even afraid to come. Then while here, they wished they would’ve not waited so long and came sooner. Check out our reviews page to hear from them directly in their words.
To attend a scheduled retreat, visit our calendar.
Siddhayatan’s monks, nuns, and team have big hearts and are highly trained to provide you with guidance on the spiritual path, techniques to purify your body and mind, and teachings to uplift and awaken your soul. Learn more.
Maximize your stay while you are at Siddhayatan by adding another workshop, participating in a 7-Day Spiritual Intensive Retreat, extending your stay, adding hatha yoga, or doing a juice cleanse. Learn more.
We are a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and kindly appreciate cash or check payments as we incur a 3% fee for each credit card transaction. We do accept all major credit cards.